Year of Beer Paintings – Day 342

The featured beer painting is of Quadwood, a Belgian Quadrupel aged in American Oak barrels, by Perrin Brewing Company in Comstock Park, Michigan. My friend Josh brought this bottle for this project from his trip to MI. I have been saving it for several months, and finally opened it at the Great Northern Brewers Club holiday party on Saturday night to share with a group of really fun beer drinkers.

The beer is mahogany brown with a creamy tan foam layer that lingers for a few minutes. The oak flavor is mellow, and the beer is very well balanced, and full of fig and raisin flavors. At just a little under 9% AVB, it wasn’t too strong. Most of the beers at the GNBC party were above 10%, and I kept thinking that this is going to be a very short, and not so gentle, journey. Fellow homebrewers were impressed by this brew, and I was glad I saved it for the party. I painted four different types of wood in the background, inspired by the beer’s name.

Cheers to the Quadwood! Great job, Perrin Brewing! Yes, please, I will have more of your beer. Can’t wait until I go to Michigan!

The original painting sold. You can purchase a limited-edition print, or order a custom beer painting at my Etsy shop.

View the complete Year of Beer Paintings gallery.

Beer painting of quadwood by perrin brewing year of beer paintings by scott clendaniel

Year of Beer 12.08. Quadwood Belgian Quadrupel by Perrin Brewing Company. Oil on panel, 8″x10″.

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